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YOU CAN GET AIDS FROM:
•By having sex without a latex condom
(rubber or jimmy hat).
•By sharing needles (" works") used to shoot
•By having sex with someone who shoots or
used to shoot drugs.
YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF
Don't Use Drugs
Don't Share Needles
You Can Say No To Sex
If You Say Yes:
Use Latex Condoms
YOU CAN PREVENT AIDS
The surest protection against AIDS is to not
have sexual intercourse.
But, if you do have sexual intercourse:
•Learn how to use a latex condom (rubber)
• Use a New condom Everytime.
•Don't let blood or sexual fluids (cum) from
men or women enter your vagina, mouth or
Are Any Sexual Activities Safe?
Yes. Some safe activities are touching,
hugging, massage, dry kissing, and
What About French Kissing . . . ???
French kissing is probably safe as long as
there are no sores or blood in or around
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Drugs & Needles
•Don't use drugs.
•Try to get off drugs and into treatment. Get
help by calling the drug hotline at
•Don't share needles or "works" for shooting
drugs, steroids, tatoos or earpiercing.
A Person Can Have The AIDS Virus
• Look and feel fine.
•Give it to you and not even know they have it.
You Can't Tell Someone Is Infected By
Looking At Them Or By Guessing.
About Pregnancy. . .
•You can give the AIDS virus to your baby
• If you are thinking of getting pregnant, or
are pregnant, seek health care right away.
You Should Also Know That . . .
•You Cannot get AIDS from handshakes,
hugs, insects, toilet seats, sneezes or
sharing cups and forks.
For More Information, Call:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Toil-Free AIDS Hotline
AIDS Action Committee Hotline (Boston Area)
HIV Testing Information
(617) 522-4090 (Call Collect)
Bilingual AIDS Information
(617) 262-7248 (Boston Area)
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline
1-800-327-5050 (Toll Free)
YOU ARE WORTH IT!
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Philip W. Johnston, Secretary of Human Services
Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D., Commissioner of Public Health
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